Abstract

EVALUATION OF BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS IN HEALTHY YOUNG ADULTS FOLLOWING A SINGLE BOUT OF HAND MUSCLE EXERCISE

Author(s): V. Suganthi 1 , S. Anu 2 , K. Vijaybabu

Exercise reduces blood glucose levels, improves cardio-respiratory fitness and increases muscle mass. Many studies have been conducted on different types of exercise training and their effects on glycemic control. Most of the studies include exercises involving large group of muscles like the leg muscles or whole body muscles. There is no data regarding only the hand muscle exercises and their effect on blood glucose levels. In this study, young healthy adult subjects are made to do a single bout of short duration hand exercise (Involving forearm and digital muscles) and its effect on blood glucose levels are checked.